The Memorial Day double standard

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Memorial Day, holiday in the United States observed in late May. Previously designated Decoration Day, it was inaugurated in 1868 by Gen. John A. Logan for the purpose of decorating the graves of Civil War veterans and has since become a day on which all war dead are commemorated.


The TWU eliminated the observance of Memorial Day from the Mechanic and Related Labor Agreement.

But, the TWU brags about fighting for the issue in other venues.

SEE THE DETAILS BELOW:


It's a matter of patriotism and common sense

TWU Local President Chris Mikkelson





Terms Used by the TWU EXPRESS for those not wanting to honor Memorial Day Observance:
IDIOTIC NOTION
HALF-BAKED IDEA
CONTROVERSIAL IDEA


Screen Capture TWU EXPRESS - APRIL 2003 Issue http://www.twu.com/pdfs/April2003/Ap03p8.pdf


WHY THE DOUBLE STANDARD?
 

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What we did have were more holidays, more vaction and more money. You condone every concession by your beloved TWU. The socialist actions of this organization to keep as many employeed whether they are needed for the operation or not is the cause for these concessions. The point is that the TWU in other industries appear to fight for their negotiated benefits, where as the TWU in the airline industry does the opposite. The question still stands, Why the Double Standard?
 
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On 6/7/2003 8:44:50 AM AAmech wrote:


Didn't know we had a "Snow Day"?
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AAmech,

Make one more attempt and reading and comprehending the TWU EXPRESS Article:

Follow closely now...


"The most compelling and imperative issue is that Memorial Day is a time for patriotic observance and respect for those who have served our country in past wars, and now present wars. Memorial Day is a special time specifically set aside for us to honor the heroes and victims of war. These values were taught to all of us, at home and in schools alike"​

Compelling and Imperative issue is MEMORIAL DAY, not the snow day.

No wonder you cannot and will not defend the profession, you are likely confused about what this means as well as most other issues that require thinking for yourself. Why don't you attend church instead of the next union meeting and pray for some wisdom?
 
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On 6/7/2003 3:24:59 PM Wretched Wrench wrote:

"shared sacrifice"

"leadership by example"

"actions speak louder than words"

Arpey, 2003

Credibility?

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Sorry,

I missed your point?
 
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pa•tri•ot•ism

Pronunciation: (pA'trE-u-tiz"um or, esp. Brit., pa'-),
—n.
devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.




com'mon sense'


sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence.
 
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On 6/8/2003 11:57:19 AM j7915 wrote:



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The failure to honor Memorial Day leaves me speechless also j7915.
 
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Local 562 Update 6-8-03
[SIZE= 10pt] This week I will be attending the presidents council in DFW. Just to let you know that at the last M&R negotiations meeting in may, Tulsa President Randy MacDonald introduced as an item swap that midnight retention pay (.50 an hour) be given up for concession in return for more holidays. I asked Randy how much of his base works midnight''s he said he did not know. I told him 4% of his base works midnights (voluntarily I might add) and the majority work [/SIZE][SIZE= 10pt]midnights[/SIZE][SIZE= 10pt] in the line. I informed the committee that this was improper as [/SIZE][SIZE= 10pt]Tulsa[/SIZE][SIZE= 10pt] is mostly unaffected by Randy''s'' motion. Lets look at what this will provide: .50 cents an hour x 40 hours per week x 52 weeks=1040.00 dollars.
3 holidays: 4 hours x 30.20= 120.80 x 3 hoilidays= 362.40
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- $677.60
The line who give up midnight retention will lose 677.60 dollars and Tulsa members will gain the holiday pay.
It is improper and does not provide the balance of equities for a President of Tulsa to request a concession that does not affect his base and his base will gain the most. The motion can only be brought forward by the presidents who are the most effected. I can assure all of you that there is no Title 1 President in the line who will ever discuss the MRT as a concession. The only way for the MRT to be removed is by people who are not affected. The TWU International in the right frame of fairness should not allow MRT to be proposed unless by the members most affected. I will keep you informed on this volatile situation!

Regards,

Chuck Schalk
President Local 562
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Just another prime example of why we''re known as the Bastard step children of the Airline!!! Hey people! Remmber us??? Local530 ???? How many on Greave yard here? Quite a few!!!
 

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On 6/13/2003 1:17:55 AM MCI transplant wrote:


Just another prime example of why we''re known as the Bastard step children of the Airline!!! Hey people! Remmber us??? Local530 ???? How many on Greave yard here? Quite a few!!!

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Your "Graveyard" premiums were given away when Jim Little of the TWU signed your contract without further ratification.
 

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On 6/13/2003 10:39:48 AM MCI transplant wrote:


What? Our $.02@ Hour don''t count???????

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I believe prior to this contract, it was .58 for the shift.
 
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I heard Local 514 had Mr. Gun Control-Pro-Abortion Joe Lieberman in the Union Hall today.

Did he promise to get our Memorial Day Holiday back?